Huddersfield New College has announced that Talented Athlete Milly Boulding has been chosen for the Swim England Junior Squad.

This means Milly has taken the next step towards being able to compete on an international level for British Swimming. Milly swims competitively for the City of Leeds, is on the England Talent pathway and has now been chosen for the Swim England Junior Squad. Swim England is the national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, and synchronised swimming and develops and nurtures British swimming talent through participation in a range of competitions.

Milly has an intensive training schedule, and she will now compete as part of the Swim England team in future competitions. As a member of the England Talent pathway Milly hopes to continue to develop her career as a swimmer and secure a place to swim for Britain. The intensive training programme and committment this requires is something she combines with her full time Sports studies.

This is made possible as Milly is a member of the Talented Athletes programme. This offers athletes bespoke timetabling arrangements, and a dedicated lead whose role is to ensure an athlete can balance their commitment to their sport with their dedication to their studies successfully.  The programme supports a huge range of sporting talent – there are no limitations placed on the sports a student can play, they simply need to be competing at a regional, national or international level.

Pete Lombard, Talented Athletes Programme Lead says: “We’d like to congratulate Milly on her achievement – even in lockdown our talented athletes continue to work hard and maintain their intensive training schedules, ready for when the full schedule of competitive fixtures and tournaments resume. Milly has a heavy training plan, training up to nine times a week whilst also ensuring she succeeds in her studies. We very much look forward to seeing Milly’s career continue to develop and celebrating her achieving her dream of podium success!”

Milly says: “I have just been chosen for the Swim England Junior Squad, another step towards podium potential and another step towards achieving my ambition of swimming for Britain. I am proud that my hard work in training has paid off but I’m not taking this for granted – I still have a long way to go before I achieve this, with lots of training ahead which I will need to combine with gaining my qualifications at College. The Talented Athletes programme makes sure I can balance my training commitments with succeeding in my studies - I really appreciate this support.”

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